MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent entry of over 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 10th January sold very sharply with trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85 each to a top rate of £91.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 340p to 385p Per kilo for 20.5 kilos at £79.00 each. Store trade was firmer to a top of 392p per kilo for 18.25 kilos at £71.60 each.Ewes sold to £93, Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £208 with Breeding Ewes to £160

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs; Limavady Producer 7 Lambs 28kg at 91.00 =325p;Draperstown Producer 9 Lambs 25.75kg at 90.00 = 350p;Draperstown Producer 2 Lambs 28kg at 87.00 =311p; Magherafelt Producer 17 Lambs 24kg at 86.60; = 361p;Draperstown Producer 42 Lambs 24kg at 85.60 =357p;Dungiven Producer 3 Lambs 25.5kg at 85.50 =335p;Garvagh Producer 2 Lambs 24.5kg at 85.20 = 348p;Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 26.5kg at 85.20 =322p; Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 26.5kg at 85.20; = 322p.

Middleweight lambs: Castledawson Producer 5 Lambs 20.5kg at 79.00 = 385p;Swatragh Producer 22 Lambs 21.5kg at 81.00 =377p Kilrea Producer 5 Lambs 22.75kg at 81.00 = 356p;Swatragh Producer 7 Lambs 23.5kg at 82.50 = 351p;Portglenone Producer 11 Lambs 23kg at 80.00 =348p ;Magherafelt Producer 2 Lambs 21.5kg at 77.80 = 362p;Claudy Producer 7 Lambs 23.5kg at 80.00 = 340p;Maghera Producer 5 Lambs 23.5kg at 82.00 =349p.

Store lambs: Maghera Producer 9 Lambs 18.25kg at 71.60 =392p; Cookstown Producer 6 Lambs 15.25kg at 57.00 = 374p;Cookstown Producer 5 Lambs 18.25kg at 69.80 =382p ;Garvagh Producer 16 Lambs 18.25kg at 70.00 = 384p.

Ewes: Kilrea Producer 1 Suffolk at 93.00 ;Dungiven Producer 2 Texelss at 91.